The Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento is pleased to announce that from today and until May 15th, 2012, applications for the “Cien Amigos – IME Becas Scholarship Fund” will be available at: http://100amigos-imebecas.org. These scholarships are directed to students of Mexican origin and Latinos in general who reside in Northern California.
50 scholarships worth $1,000 dollars each will be awarded to undergraduate students enrolled or about to enroll in public or private universities or community colleges in Northern California; AB540 students are encouraged to apply. Additionally 100 grants worth $300 dollars each will be given to high school students who require financial support to submit applications, buy S.A.T. materials, pay College Board enrollments, or take prep courses to enter college; AB540 students are also encouraged to apply. The Fund will also give out grants to institutions providing Adult Latino students with literacy, primary or secondary school courses, distance learning, computing, English, General Educational Development programs or job training.
The Fund is the product of an agreement between the Cien Amigos civic group, the Mexican Cultural Center of Northern California and the Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento. It was created with resources from the Mexican Government and the contributions of Cien Amigos members, as well as with the generous support of numerous business, civic organizations and individuals from the Latino community of Northern California.
For more information please call: (916) 329-3590.